[WEB4LIB] Re: How to describe a site?
Dan Robinson Indexing Services
drobinson at info.hwwilson.com
Thu May 11 17:09:37 EDT 2000
Whichever 'title' is used in the Title field of the list is not important,
as long as the same one is used consistently, and it is not made
up by the listmaker. First, so the users will not be confused,
second, so the list maintainer will not be confused.
drobinson at hwwilson.com
On 11 May 00, at 11:29, Nancy Sosna Bohm wrote:
> I think that users looking for a broken link will just as likely use either
> the "Title" that they recall appearing in a distinctive manner (font,
> graphic, etc.) on the page, the address, or the subject.
> If by "title," you mean what appears in the bar at the top of the screen, I
> would include in the <title> tag code key words that would be indexed by
> any search engine, which might not be the same as the title of the page.
> At 09:15 AM 5/11/00 -0700, Dan Robinson Indexing Services wrote:
> >Hanan, it is important to use the 'real' title of the website or
> >webpage in your list. If the link gets broken for some reason, the
> >user can use the title to search the site (if that option exists), or
> >start the backtrack through a search engine. It doesn't matter that
> >the title seems to make no sense.
> >You give the titles 'sense' in your description and keywords. If you
> >have a few sites on 'eating disorders', then that phrase should be in
> >your keywords. A keyword list will bring them all together. Many
> >times the HTML Title will be different from the written title for a page
> >in one of the head fields. Then I would include the written title in the
> >Also, think of the problems that you'll create for yourself when
> >trying to update or check for live links later. You won't be able to
> >print a list of links and titles and check them off. You'll have to
> >either retrieve your whole entry for everything, or try to remember
> >where you used the real title and where you didn't. And, if you give
> >the updating to someone else, they'll find the site with the 'real'
> >title, check it against your titles, and enter a new record, since it
> >obviously doesn't exist in your list.
> >Dan Robinson
> >Indexing Services
> >H.W. Wilson Company
> >Bronx, NY
> >drobinson at hwwilson.com
> >On 11 May 00, at 3:24, Hanan Cohen wrote:
> > >.
> > >
> > > While adding sites to my "sites database for libraries" I had a feeling
> > > that I am doing something wrong. In the database, each site has a title,
> > > description and keywords.
> > >
> > > In the sites' title I didn't enter the exact title of the site but a
> > > title that I thought best described the information available on the
> > > site.
> > >
> > >...........
> > >
> > > Oh, mighty librarians, please enlighten me! I am in the dark...;-)
> > >
> > > --
> > > Hanan Cohen - http://www.info.org.il
> > > ***Love and Peace***
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